Day 1065

Sean Bell Way

November 29th, 2014

Sean Bell Way memorializes the unarmed man killed behind the wheel in a barrage of 50 bullets fired by undercover NYPD officers in 2006, shortly after leaving his bachelor party in the early morning of what would have been his wedding day. The officers said they believed someone in the car had a gun, and they opened fire on the vehicle after an intoxicated Mr. Bell drove it into an unmarked police van and struck one of the officers on the leg. You can read more about the controversial incident and its aftermath here (officers acquitted), here (financial settlement from the city), and here (one officer fired and others forced to resign).

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